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hearing. >> the unfair attacks on the ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on intelligence provided. i sat here while colin powell provided the intelligence he had regarding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. >> reporter: fox news was told behind closed doors there were heated exchanges in the classified session over the so-called benghazi talking points used by the administration and ambassador susan rice for the sunday talk show september 16. fox news told neither the director of international intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordina
of the terror attack to "go after me," not u.n. ambassador susan rice. this is "special report." ♪ >> chris: good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret president obama held his first news conference in eight months today. and the first question was not about the fiscal cliff, or the terror attack in libya. no. it was about the scandal involving two top officials, two women who are not their wives an whether there was a breach of national security. we have fox team coverage. national security correspondent jennifer griffin looks at whether the mistress of the former c.i.a. director had classified information on her home computer. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us how some republican lawmakers are invoking washington's most famous scandal ever. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the libya attack and who should get the blame. good evening. >> good evening, chris. temperature was raised today as the republicans said they want watergate style hearings in to benghazi. the president fired back saying if you want to blame someone, blame me, not
, the talking points of susan rice saw in the next 48 hours before she appeared on the sunday talk shows said it was mob violence and video. what do you make of that, tucker? >> this was the big revelation of the day as far as i can tell. it's not clear that susan rice didn't see the original talking points, but the administration conceded today all, but conceded, said, flat-out, we know that al-qaeda was involved, and the term al-qaeda was listed in the origin tell againintelligen and taken out. and the administration says al-qaeda or affiliates classified information, so they had to be scrubbed from what was given to congress. and even if you accept that's a legitimate operating procedure, you have to acknowledge that they've intentionally misled, susan rice-- >> who is they? >> susan rice, but clearly the cia knew this. it's inconceivable that the american ambassador to the united nations was sent out on television with totally incomplete information, with talking points that had been basically scrubbed and having no knowledge of what was originally in them. >> is it clear that susan rice
and mistress. and the investigation continues in the varying attacks told by petraeus, ambassador susan rice and others about the deadly libya terror attack. chief intelligence correspondence looks at the outcry of promotion for rice. >> 97 members of the house republicans oppose the possible nomination of ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. because ambassador rice is viewed to willfully or incompetently misled the american public in the benghazi matter. >> you want to explain to the american people about benghazi, tragic situation that four americans were killed. who do you pick? you pick somebody that you admit knows nothing about what happened. why would you pick somebody that knows nothing in you pick the person most politically complaint, good friend of yours that would read anything you gave them. >> rare joint appearance on the sunday talk show with the republican counterpart in the house, they said congress will investigate the cia talking point. >> the process will be checked out. we will find out who made changes in the orig gnat stat statement -- originate statement. >>
there would be an organized evident bay number of senators to make sure that susan rice is not confirm as secretary of state. should the president choose to nominate her. you need somebody who has sound judgment, able to ask tough questions at the time of a crisis. to me, susan rice failed that test. >> veteran foreign policy with interest in genocide and development, she faced scrutiny from september 15 when she appeared on five sunday shows pressing narrative of the benghazi attacks since discounted as false. >> does the president have confidence of ambassador susan rice that she can pass confirmation for any post in future cabinet? >> i will not engage in speculation about the personnel matters. the president believes ambassador rice has done an excellent job. and is grateful for her service. ♪ >> reporter: the white house also floated the idea of senator john kerry, the 2004 democratic presidential nominee and current chairman of the foreign relations committee serving as defense secretary. vietnam veteran who turned against the war he famously threw away medals he was awarded an
with the continuing saga of what susan rice knew and when she knew it. >> since it's classified briefing on capitol hill two weeks ago, lawmakers stressed that ambassador susan rice had asked for the unclassified intelligence on the benghazi attack, including the controversial c.i.a. talking points, as well as classified information. now leading republican in the senate tells fox that the classified information included the president's daily brief. from the 16 intelligence agencies, the top secret document including evidence of terrorist involvement. >> she had access to the full presidential daily brief. on intelligence. so she was well informed. and knew that our intelligence community felt that there were ties to al-qaeda affiliates that were involved in the attacks. >> earlier in week, democrats defended rice, questioning why it took so long for the intelligence community to assess there was no demonstration. citing two critical pieces of data. >> the interview with the people on the ground, as well as the video evidence. that took time. in some cases days, in some cases more than a week. that
was before. >> ambassador susan rice initiated the capitol hill meeting with the three republican senators to explain why five days after the 9/11 attack on the benghazi consulate, rice characterized the commando style assault as spontaneous and wrongly blamed anti-islam video for death of four americans. the explanation that she relied on the best available intelligence fell short. >> i'm more convinced than ever it was bad, unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama. >> beyond the controversial intelligence talking points the language including al-qaeda, senator said rice should have drilled down and asked more questions given her access to classified material that showed immediate and compelling evidence of the terrorist involvement. >> when you have a position that the ambassador to the united nations, you go well beyond unclassified talking points in the daily preparation and responsibilities for that job. >> rice met with senator lieberman who asked whether rice was coached by the administration before her sunday show appearances. >> she said
, and more. >> bret: susan rice's charm offensive fired more volleys today on capitol hill. embattled united nations ambassador is campaigning for a new job amid serious questions about her role wrongly explaining the attack in benghazi, libya. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. good evening. >> good evening. after wishing two cabinet members a happy birthday, the mood at the cabinet meeting was light. president took a question from the reporter whether they were giving ambassador rice a fair shake. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't prouder of the job she has done. >> the public endorsement comes after second round of face to face discussion on capitol hill. rice met with six senators and five republicans and one independent. so far, rice failed to reassure them that she is a responsible choice for secretary of not as one critic said drinking every drop of the administration's kool-aid. >> the president has to make a decision about who he nominates to be secretary of state. hopefully it will be someone that is able to both show independence and have the
centered on the u.n. ambassador susan rice. but her public role in controversial statements in the wake of the failed benghazi attack that left four americans dead could make potential confirmation process through the senate a rocky one. it's no secret senator john kerry, head of the senate foreign relations committee would be interested in the job, though his open senate seat would trigger another special election in massachusetts. with democrats holding a solid majority in the senate, it could be something the white house would be open to explore. >> maybe the president is willing to enter the possibility of losing a senate seat if he wants john kerry badly enough. >> treasury secretary tim geithner has also expressed his desire to return to private life. but with key tax cuts set to expire and sequestration looming his departure is likely to be delayed. >> people like secretary geithner have put a lot of energy in to the issues, related to the fiscal cliff. they are going to want to see it through. >> the same is likely through of defense secretary leon panetta who pleaded with congr
. >> reading from a prepared statement on the eve of thanksgiving, ambassador susan rice responded forcefully to criticism that her remarks on five sunday talk shows on september 16th indicated na an anti-islamic youtube video led to the benghazi attacks ten weeks ago and why she downplayed the role of terrorism. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> senator john mccain and others would like for director of national intelligence james clapper return to capitol hill to explain why he told them last week he did not know who changed the tension talking points and now his spokesman told it was clapper's own agency. >> it's clear to me no matter what the administration said that susan rice and the whole administration was pushing a narrative that this was some sort of a protest gone bad and that was not true and they knew it wasn't true and i believe it was do
republicans about the expected nomination of united nations ambassador susan rice. for secretary of state. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge connects the dots. >> at high risk sites including the benj consulate the internal state department reported 2009 recorded physical barriers like this one to prevent the overrunning of the diplomatic facility. closed hearing before the senate homeland security committee, witnesses testified the changes were never made in benghazi. >> disconcerting to see how easily they broke through the gates and walked in. >> the committee questions the striking similarities between the 1998 al-qaeda bombing of the u.s. embassy in east africa that killed 12 americans and injured 4,000 others. in 1998, susan rice was 33 years old and running the state department abrica section. >> ambassador to kenya sent repeated messages to the state department requesting a stronger p facility because of the increased threat. and those requests, as in the case of benghazi, were turned down by the state department. >> some say rice has baggage beyond the benghazi
with ambassador susan rice. >> bret: we'll follow. that thank you. >> they landed the new fighter yet on the aircraft carrier that entered service two months ago. rebel troops have apparently not withdrawn from goma in the democratic republic of congo. despite a midnight deadline that passed an hour-and-a-half ago. thousands of civilians displaced by the fighting there are swelling the size of the displacement camp 4.5-miles from the city. >>> 36 more shopping days. 29, 36 until the fiscal cliff. 29 more shopping days until christmas. we'll talk about the fiscal cliff part with the fox all-stars when we return. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. [ "the odd couple" theme playing ] humans. even when we cross our "t"s and dot our "i"s, we still run into problems -- mainly other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your
is that in the document that susan rice basing remarks on she used the term "extremist" instead of al-qaeda. "tremists." that could include a range of people including al-qaeda but, of course, we know that ansar al-sharia in libya has someda. it's not clear they were taking directions from al-qaeda. but the difference between saying specifically we know this was an al-qaeda attack, or extremists. they did not say we know it's al-qaeda there. indications it might be al-qaeda. that is the difference. semantics but to some people it's now the point of great controversy. >> shannon: if we are talking about changing a word, al-qaeda to extremist that thing what about the video? who included that? >> it's not that there was one word change. al-qaeda became extremist. that would be irrelevant. the story she told was a false narrative. it was about a mob inspired by a video. we know, herron reported that the f.b.i. knew two days earlier by asking ones who had been in libya and the ones we evacuated. i mean in the benghazi consulate. we evacuated them. they were on the scene. they saw what happened. they told
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